Adrian-Constantin Alexandrescu

Adrian-Constantin Alexandrescu comes from Romanian and studied MArchD Applied Design in Architecture full-time from September 2014 – September 2016. This is his story.

Before you came to Brookes what did you study and where?

Before coming to Brookes to complete my part II I studied BSc (Hons) Architecture at Anglia Ruskin University.

What made you choose Brookes as a place to study?

Brookes was the place that offered the most diversity when it came down to modules, specialisations and fields of exploration. At the time of my application I did not know what I wanted to explore during my Masters so Brookes was the place that allowed me to still think about it even after I started. The specialisation from first year does not lock up your options for second year, which makes it really cool because you get to interact during studios with people that worked on completely different projects in first year.

What did you think of the course while studying here?

It was complex and spectacular. It allowed me to meet people that I never thought I would as it brings in students with specific views of what they want to research as well as others. This, combined with the variety of tutors gives the entire course something special. One of the major selling points is the fact that the tutors and the modules are not generalised.

What are the best bits of studying at Brookes?

The diversity, facilities, tutors, admin and support are the best parts of studying at Brookes.

What advice do you have for others?

I think that what worked for me throughout my education, and I found it even more true at Brookes, is that when you have an idea, if you are motivated and passionate about it and not afraid to talk to people about it help will come to you, even though at the beginning you might not know how to make it work. If we only did the things we completely knew how to complete on our own we would never move forward. The support at Brookes was one of the things that really pushed me always to try new things and raise my standard. There will always be people around when you show the desire to do well.

After graduating from Brookes what were the next steps for your career and where are you working now?

Currently I am working at Fluid Architecture in London. I worked with them before and really enjoyed the culture as well as the colleagues. I do see some work abroad in my future. I worked before in China and Morocco, I did a short research in Colombia and wanted to keep exploring. I want to get my Part III and all of that but I find it more important to grow as an architect and a designer at this point, travel with work while I am young and just keep exploring.

What so far have been the best moments?

Winning two competition projects and working on parametric modelling. I am also working on consultation projects which means I am out there talking to communities and larger companies, which is always an interesting experience.

What so far have been the most challenging moments?

The QMS and all the paperwork that goes along with a project. It is a lot to take in, not too interesting, but really important so a bit of a challenge. It is also one of the things which I have never work on before so I had to learn it.

Adrian-Constantin Alexandrescu

Adrian-Constantin Alexandrescu studied MArchD Applied Design in Architecture with the School of Architecture

The diversity, facilities, tutors, admin and support are the best parts of studying at Brookes.